Market News & Analysis
Bitcoin to show its metal?
Tony Sycamore February 28, 2020 12:34 PM
The weekend can’t come quickly enough for stock markets which last week were trading at all-time highs. The correction that has unfolded over the past five sessions has been more savage than expected and a reminder how markets traded during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) day after day, week after week, month after month.
Thankfully markets are a long way away from experience anything like that type of sustained GFC panic. However, the fear of the unknown surrounding Covid-19 is unsettling markets and main street alike.
This is likely to continue until key Central banks show a willingness to deliver the rate cuts/stimulus that stocks need to rebound. As history shows, it’s much better to be on the side of central bank easing measures when they inevitably come.
In the meantime its more about weathering the storm. In this light, Bitcoin is catching the eye as other safe-haven assets such as gold are caught in the cross asset position wash.
Casting our mind back to the end of last year we were vocal in calling for Bitcoin to rally from its December low and suggested a long Bitcoin trade to benefit from this view. This worked well for us, the only frustration being Bitcoin rallied further than anticipated.
Since that point, I have been waiting patiently for a pullback in Bitcoin to re-enter longs. The retracement from the February 10500 high has now reached an interesting junction, the support offered by the 200 day moving average, 8750 area.
The ability to post a daily close above the 200 day moving average and the formation of a bullish reversal daily candle is a positive development. However, to confirm the uptrend has resumed and as the catalyst to open longs, a break/daily close above the resistance 9000/9200 area is needed.
This would then target a test and break of the February 10500 high, before 12,000 and would also go a long way to negating the possibility that Bitcoin is tracing out the right shoulder of a larger inverted head and shoulders pattern.
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